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Hi chaps,

 

For a couple of years I've been asking my farmer neighbour to take a look at one of his trees which is hung up on the slope above our house.

 

This is the time to do it, because it's lambing time soon and he's too busy (and exhausted) to focus on anything else.

 

I think it may be beyond the ability of the tree man he uses, since the bloke took down 7 reasonably sized oaks (climbed three) in exchange for the wood plus £300 cash. If the comments I've read on this site are anything to go by that's a bit too cheap...

 

I have no intention of doing the work myself, I just want to be armed before going to see him again.

 

How would you do this?

 

It's a Sessile Oak, on a (now waterlogged) slope. Below is his lane, beyond that is a 1000l oil tank and our house.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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1 minute ago, echoechoecho said:

That's what I was thinking. Maybe rope or chain the bottom of the tree to prevent it sliding down the slope. I also think there's access above for a tractor.

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34 minutes ago, echoechoecho said:

 

Hi chaps,

 

For a couple of years I've been asking my farmer neighbour to take a look at one of his trees which is hung up on the slope above our house.

 

This is the time to do it, because it's lambing time soon and he's too busy (and exhausted) to focus on anything else.

 

I think it may be beyond the ability of the tree man he uses, since the bloke took down 7 reasonably sized oaks (climbed three) in exchange for the wood plus £300 cash. If the comments I've read on this site are anything to go by that's a bit too cheap...

 

I have no intention of doing the work myself, I just want to be armed before going to see him again.

 

How would you do this?

 

It's a Sessile Oak, on a (now waterlogged) slope. Below is his lane, beyond that is a 1000l oil tank and our house.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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Climb the tree its hung up on .   Put a rope below were it enters the other tree. Cut out the limbs that keep it hung up . Pull it over with the rope , putting a felling cut in if needed .

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Good luck in your adventure, keep us posted. I've had a similar situation a few years ago and pulled it from the bottom with my in-laws tractor, was a pretty horrendous experience.

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